Presenters

Christine Clark

Christine Clark is a writer and educator on cheese, wine, and all other deliciousness. She began her career at Murray’s Cheese, where she ma...

Nancy Kent Collie

Nancy fell in love with wine by accident on a trip to France. Her career has taken her from vineyards to an office right in Astor Center, wh...

Crystal Cun

Crystal is an avid seafood lover, sourdough baker, and wine enthusiast. She was the Communications Manager for Element Seafood for five ye...

Vitalii Dascaliuc

Vitalii grew up working on his family’s vineyards in Moldova, and naturally fell in love with wine culture. He made his first barrel of wine...

Sam Davies

Sam has been in the food and beverage industry since high-school, and started working with wine and spirits after turning 21. Astor Wine & S...

Andrew Fisher

Andy Fisher has been President of Astor Wines & Spirits for over 30 years. When he started in 1971, it was a small shop in the middle of Ast...

Ethan Fixell

Ethan Fixell is a beverage writer and educator from New York City. A Certified Cicerone®, Certified Specialist of Wine, and Certified Specia...

Tess Rose Lampert

Tess, now NYC based, has been a lifelong world traveler and lover of food and drink. She holds the advanced certification from the Wine & Sp...

Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson is a private consultant to the American craft whiskey industry, where he helps small brands identify their unique stories to ...

Jenn Smith

Jenn started working in food at 13, and in college passed on work-study shifts at the library in order to serve beer and shots in a biker ba...

Sam Sundius

Sarah Sutel Looper

Presently Tasting Director at Wine & Spirits Magazine, Sarah has been in the wine and food world for twenty-five years. She is a Master Som...